Date Added: Nov 2011
OFDM is a promising broadband technique. However, the implementation disadvantage of OFDM is Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR) which outweighs all the potential benefits of OFDM. In this paper, a new scheme will be introduced, that combines selective mapping and companding technique to reduce PAPR. However, companding technique is a distortion technique but by using convolution codes with companding also improves BER performance of the OFDM system. It also removes the disadvantage of SLM technique of extra side information i.e. this technique does not require any side information unlike in conventional SLM.